Superb design. Art Deco triangular form table top cigarette box. The silvered box with a gilded cigarette with rising smoke adorns it's hinged cover. Swedish workshop marks beneath circa 1925. Dimensions: 7/8" H, 4" W, 6" L.
Large hammered silver Arts & Crafts era snuff box. Splendid design. Squeeze sides and the hinged flush mount top springs open.Gilded interior. Hallmarks: Horton & Allday. Birmingham 1908. Dimensions: 3/4" H, 2 1/4" W, 3 1/8" L.
Antique niello enamel and silver large snuff box. A repetition of circles and flower heads covers the surface of the box. A band of leaves lines each side of the rounded-edge form. Gilded interior. Silver standard and guarantee marks circa 1819-38. Maker mark as well as Paris city mark. Dimensions: 1/2" H., 1 3/4" W., 3 1/4" L.
Stunning Secession design. Large oval snuff box with a distinct Dagobert Peche influenced design of stylized geometric foliates upon the cover. The silvered box is gilded within. Marks beneath for the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1930. Dimensions: 1/2" H., 1 3/4" W., 3 1/2" L.
Victorian heavily cut crystal biscuit box. The oval form has a hinged cover flanked by tall elongated handles. Silvered mounts hallmarked for John Grinsdell & Sons; Birmingham circa 1885. 5 1/2" H., 5 1/2" W., 10" L.
Elaborate Italian silver box: Oval form with hand-chased fleur-de-lys and scrolling borders upon the textured, hinged top. An oval malachite cabuchon mounted medallion is at the center of the cover. Cast and applied reticulated feet support the lobed box. Gilded interior. Hallmarked Milan, 800 fine silver, circa 1940. 3" H., 5 1/2" W., 6 3/4" L.
Art Nouveau brass box with bronze patina has a central maiden's face in high relief upon the hinged top. Interlacing foliates in relief complete the cover design. Heart-shape foliates enhance the sides. Wooden lining. Made in France circa 1905. 2 3/4" H., 6 1/4" W., 9 3/4" L.
Extraordinary silver snuff box fashioned as an embossed leather-bound book. Gilded sides have minute detail to look like pages. Design is complete as it appears on all sides of the unusual book form. Gilded within. Marked 800 Fine Silver. Made by Anton Weiss in Pforzheim, circa 1900. 1 7/8" W., 3" L., 1/2" H.
Lovely blue opaline box in the form of an egg. The hinged box has a finely detailed, gilded mount. Hand-gilded florals embellish the elegant design. France circa 1910. 4 3/8" W., 5 3/8" H.
Rosenthal box painted with high Art Deco Modernist designs in blues, orange, yellow and gray upon a white glaze. The box, with beaded highlights in relief, has complementing painted designs on the sides as well. Made in Germany with date mark for 1929. 3/4" H., 2" W., 2 5/8" L.
Lovely heavy-cut crystal box, The oval form has fluted alternating vertical and horizontal cut patterns. A hinged brass mount completes the design. Czechoslovakia circa 1930's. 3 3/4" H., 3 3/8" W., 4 1/2" L.
Fine Vienna Secession hammered silver bonbonniere. The tall, lobed box with its cover is mounted with a stylized, beaded florette finial and has a gilded interior. Extraordinary example with a distinct Josef Hoffmann influence, circa 1905. Stamped with 800 fine silver mark along with assay mark for Vienna used 1872-1921. 4" W., 6 1/2" H.
Very fine Vienna Secession silver box. Exquisite example created in the well-known Alexander Sturm silver workshop in Vienna, circa 1922-32. Possibly designed by Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956). Prior to 1903 Sturm made designs for Hoffman, prior to the founding of the Wiener Werkstatte, again resuming Hoffmann designs circa 1932, when Wiener Werkstatte closed. Examples of Sturm silver have been featured in exhibits at the Neue Galerie in New York. Stamped marks for A. Strum as well as 900 Fine Siver mark. 2 1/2" H., 5 3/8" W., 6 7/8" L.
Boldly stylized Art Deco sterling silver box. The engine-turned cover with its stepped sides has contrasting, polished geometric patterns. Wooden-lined and fully hallmarked: Ernest W. Haywood, Birmingham 1937. 1 1/2" H., 3 1/2" W., 6 1/4" L.
Oval brass box with hinged top set with Villeroy & Boch pottery. The blue glazed oval is decorated with a Secession design in deeper blue and white. The open lid reveals the V&B workshop underglaze marks for Dresden circa 1905. 2 3/4" H., 4 1/8" W., 5 1/4" L.
Engine-turned borders highlight the cover of the silver-plated box with its gadroon-edge detail. Made by Cooper Bros. of Sheffield circa 1925. 1 7/8" H., 3 5/8" W., 4 1/2" H.
Lovely carved antique Black Forest wooden box. Florals in high relief are upon the top with a naturalistic wood-swirl pattern carved upon top as well as sides. A buckle-and-strap design further embellishes the rectangular form. Retains its original, functioning and locking key. Germany circa 1890. 2 5/8" H., 4" D., 10 7/8" L.
Secession gilded brass box made by the Erhard & Sohne workshop in Germany circa 1915-25. Six panels upon the hinged top depict leopards, horse and rider, sailing ship and bird. Side panels include an elephant and a lion. Four feet support the stunning box designed by Eugen Schwemmle. A similar example in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin is pictured in the museum publication, "Metallkunst," page 158. Impressed workshop mark beneath. 2 1/2" H., 3 1/2" W., 5 1/4" L.